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Atenolol - maximum daily dose?

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Marvell 29 Nov 2009

The maximum daily dose for atenolol is 100mg.

The dose of atenolol will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of atenolol. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

* For oral dosage form (tablets):
o For acute heart attack:
+ Adults—50 milligrams (mg) ten minutes after the last intravenous (IV) dose followed by another 50 mg twelve hours later. Then, 100 mg once a day or 50 mg two times a day for another 6 to 9 days or until discharge from the hospital.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

o For chest pain:
+ Adults—At first, 50 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

o For high blood pressure:
+ Adults—At first, 50 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

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